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on iran. >> he was in london, israel -- >> he's in poland now, the last stop. >> a "newsweek" cover will be hitting the newsstands that calls you a wimp. does that concern you? is that fair? >> if i worried about what the media said, i wouldn't get much sleep. i'm able to sleep pretty well. formal charges will be filed in a few hours from now against james holmes, the accused gunman in colorado. >> holmes will not be charged with the death of an unborn baby whose mother was critically injured in the shooting. >> for me is james holmes going to prison for the rest of his life, never see fresh air again? a couple in crystal springs, mississippi, said they have to find a new place to get married just because they're black. six flags in viejo, california, a roller coaster got stuck 150 feet in the air. >> vollmer, the first woman ever under 56 seconds. that will complete your olympic dream. a hug for the first lady
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after a win in game one. i like governor palin but based on her background, i think that was a mistake. we have to take a little break and make some money. she's our vanna white. >> again, condescending. >> all all that matters. >> we have to tell the majority of the people what they want to do is unconstitutional and go away. >> on cbs "in morning." >> moms and dads may have the hardest job of the games. >> stick it! yeah! captioning funded by cbs welcome to cbs "this morning" from los angeles. mitt romney arrived in poland this morning after his tough talking visit to israel.
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the israelis are applauding his remarks while a senior palestinian official calls them unacceptable. >> as jan crawford reports, romney promised unwavering support for the government and sent a very clear message to iran. >> reporter: well, governor romney's trip included a much anticipated speech in front of the wall of the old city of jerusalem. it was really an opportunity for romney to lay out his vision for a foreign policy as it relates to iran. he said preventing iran from getting nuclear weapons would be his highest national security priority. >> we have a solemn duty and a moral imperative to deny iran's leaders the means to followthrough on their malevolent intentions. >> reporter: romney's remarks were designed not only for his audience in israel but jewish voters back home. his speech came several hours after one of his top national security advisers appeared to go even further, telling reporters the republican nominee would respect an israeli military
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strike on eiran. >> if israel has to take action on its own in order to stop iran from developing that capability, the governor would respect that decision. >> reporter: in an interview with cbs news a few hours later, romney seemed reluctant to go that far. would you or would you not then support israel's bombing of iran? >> we should use every diplomatic and political vehicle that's available to us to keep iran from becoming a nuclear capability state, but that's as far as i'm willing to go in terms of discussing that matter while on foreign soil. >> reporter: israel was the second stop on romney's three mags foreign tour. earlier sunday he visited the western wall, the holiest site in judaism, and met with president shimon peres and benjamin netanyahu, a friend of romney's for more than 30 years. >> welcome to jerusalem. >> reporter: today romney is looking to raise $1 million in a fund-raiser in jerusalem. one attendee is sheldon adelson, a billionaire casino magnet who
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has pledged to spend up to $100 million of his own money to help defeat president obama. just last month he made a $10 million donation to the pro-romney super pac restore our future. reporters got a rare chance to interact with mr. adelson at mr. romney's speech but he didn't reveal much. >> any thoughts on the speech? >> loved it. >> reporter: that was the reaction romney got from quite a few people here. one donor i talked to described it as a lovefest. now today romney heads off to poland where he's going to be meeting with senior polish leaders as well as solidarity legend lech walesa. jan crawford, cbs news, jerusalem. in our interview with romney, jan asked about the latest cover story from "newsweek" magazine. it reads, quote, romney the wimp factor, is he just too insecure to be president? here is what governor romney had to say about it. >> reporter: we have a copy of the "newsweek" cover that's going to be hitting the
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newsstands tomorrow that calls you a wimp. have you seen this? >> no. they tried that on george herbert walker bush. he was a pretty great president and anything but. >> reporter: it did hurt him to some extent, that narrative did. are you worried what the media is saying with this kind of storyline out there and how do you counter it? >> if i worried about what the media said, i wouldn't get much sleep. i'm able to sleep pretty well. we go to chief washington correspondent and host of "face the nation" bob schieffer. good morning. >> good morning, charlie. >> does a magazine cover make a difference here? >> well, i mean, i think, you know, if you gave governor romney some truth serum, i think they probably would say they are concerned about this. this article was brutal. how could you not have some reaction to it? i think it could -- i think it could hurt him, you know, and here is the reason why, charlie.
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in the latest cbs news poll we had, i think it was 31% of voters said they didn't yet have the feeling about mitt romney, you know, in other words they don't know whether they like him or they don't like him. and more than half the voters believe that he sometimes says just what he thinks people want to hear from him. so when you have that kind of opinion, when that many people, you know, don't really know the candidate, when you put something like this article into the narration of the campaign, it gives people ideas. it plants suggestions. for sure this did not help mitt romney. my feeling is it probably hurt him. you hurt jan crawford say that, you know, it did hurt the first george bush. and you will remember this, charlie, back in 1988 when that article came out. >> yeah, i do, yeah. >> you remember?
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george bush lost the iowa caucuses, finished, i think, behind pat roberts if memory serves. and the people in the campaign decided they had to make george bush appear more manly. they went to new hampshire and he started driving heavy machinery, you know, big tractors and big trucks and tooting the horn driving around and got his picture taken doing all that. i remember doing a story there that, you know, hide the fork lift, mama, george bush is coming. the other part of it is, it worked. he won. >> he did win. gayle king is with me. >> hello, bob schieffer. many would say the word wimp and president don't go together in the same sentence, and yesterday the governor was making some news talk iing tough on iran in his speech yesterday. what do you say his strat they -what do you think his strategy is there? >> well, i think he was in israel because he wanted to
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defensem demonstrate his foreign policy credentials. he has known benjamin netanyahu for a long, long time. he wanted to show that he's as popular in israel, as it were, as barack obama did. starting off the visit having to walk back what his chief foreign policy adviser had said about, you know, israel and that 2 comes up israel decides to bomb iran was not the best way to make a good impression at least back here. but no question about it. he was trying to draw the line and make people understand that, number one, he knows how to handle foreign policy and, number two, that basically, without saying so, that he could just do it a lot better than barack obama did. people will make their own judgments about that, of course. clearly, that was his plan. >> great to have you on the program. thank you pour joining us.
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>> thank you, charlie. james holmes, the alleged gunman in the aurora shooting, will be back in had court this morning. >> formally charged with killing 12 people and wounding 58 others. john blackstone is at the courthouse in centennial, k colorado. john, what can we expect from this morning's hearing? >> reporter: good morning, charlie and gayle, and good morning to our viewers across the west. well, unlike a week ago when james holmes first appeared in this court and many people found his appearance and demeanor to be rather startling, this time the judge has ordered there will be no cameras or microphones in the court, so there will be mo new video of holmes. now we expect he will be charged, will face formal charges, of 12 murders and multiple counts of attempted murder for the 58 people who were wounded. now we don't expect holmes to enter a plea today, but the acknowledgement over the weekend by his defense attorneys that holmes was under the care of a psychiatrist certainly opens up
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the possibility that they may attempt to use an insanity defense or perhaps even claim that james holmes is mentally unfit to stand trial. there's also a court battle brewing here over the documents that he sent to his psychiatrist before the shooting that may have indicated what he was going to do. the defense says that this material should not be made public and is asking for a court order to turn it over to the defense team. >> john, what do we know about pthe people, the victims. what do we know about those hospitalized? any more reports on their condition? >> reporter: well, 11 people remain in the hospital here. four of those are in critical condition. and there's sad news about one of those who remains in the hospital and that's ashley moser. she is the mother of -year-old veronica moser sullivan, the youngest person killed in this. it was confirmed over the weekend that she did have a
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miscarriage as a result of the shooting. not only did she lose her 6-year-old daughter but she lost an unborn child as well. but in colorado causing a miscarriage is not considered to be murder, therefore, james h e holmes will not face murder charges for that miscarriage. >> john blackstone, thank you very much. in syria new fighting is report in the city of aleppo. they are using attack positions. secretary leon panetta says the assad regime has lost legitim y legitimacy. >> if they continue this kind of tragic attack on their own people in aleppo, i think it ultimately will be a nail in assad's coffin. >> good morning. >> reporter: good morning, charlie. >> what do the rebel forces see,
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believe, think about where this conflict is today? >> reporter: i think the rebel forces are feeling very emboldened particularly after the huge battles taking place in damascus and aleppo, the political and economic beat iin hearts of the regime. so they are feeling emboldened. they now also have huge flocks of territory particularly in the north, but they are still outgunned and outmanned by the regime forces and the problem they really face is trying to move between the various pockets of territory, the islands that they hold because the main arteries that connect the primary cities and those highways and freeways are very much under the control of government forces trying to move between them, open up those supply lines. it's a lengthy and dangerous process. >> at this time are they getting more and more arms to make the battle? >> reporter: well, actually they were very adamant that they were
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not receiving arms as we heard of a supply of weapons from saudi arabia and other gulf countries across the turkish border. they said they were receiving little in the way of weapons and it was only light weapons from what we saw it really was still fighting with ak-47s, with rocket propelled grenades. we saw a very small amount of antiaircraft weaponry but certainly they are still far, far outgunned by the regime's forc forces. >> and what's the fear they have? >> reporter: they don't talk much about their fears, but if you talk to ordinary syrian civilians, there is a sense of openness about the fact that people have very real anxieties about what will happen after or if president assad's regime falls. everybody seems to feel that will now happen at some point. but they're starting to ask questions about what will come in his place, what kind of bloody reprisal killings we might see, what kind of power struggle might go on on the
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ground between these various groups as they try to battle it out for control of the country. >> thank you very much from london. americans won two more gold medals at the summer olympics yesterday, but a u.s. relay team came up short in the pool, and the world's top-ranked gymnast, jordyn wieber, stumbles. mark, it wasn't a good weekend for some of the marquee names. >> reporter: no. good morning, gayle. that's why they play the games. gymnastics and swimming, of course, two of the glamorous sports of the olympics and u.s. performance in them is the measure of americans' success or not. it seems at these games the old heroes may have to make way for some new ones. if everyone won who was supposed to win, there would be no point holding the games. gymnast jordyn wieber, already a world champion, was supposed to be a hot favorite for olympic gold as well. but she dramatically failed to qualify, beaten out by two teammates, aly raisman and gabby
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douglas who were supposed to be behind her on the depth chart. >> i think even from the beginning we were all looking strong. i knew it would be close between the three of us. it is what it is. >> reporter: similarly first lady michelle obama was on hand to follow one of the stories of these games, whether swimmer michael phelps would repeat his record medal haul of four years ago. answer? no. he finished out of the medals in the medley, an event won by ryan lochte, emerging as a possible new poster boy pour these games. the u.s. team in the freestyle relay was a hot favorite, too, but lost out to an inspired swim by the boys from france. >> france is going to outclass the americans. >> reporter: among the notable winners so far, are dana vollmer, who set a new world record in the women's 100-meter butterfly. >> under 56 seconds. >> reporter: and the skeet
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shooter who won gold and became the first american to win a medal in five consecutive olympic games. >> it's overwhelming. it's just something that you are pinching yourself, is this real? this is incredible. >> reporter: incredible to the british players whose money paying for the games as the blocks of empty seats at many events. ticket distribution has been described as a fiasco here. >> i need two basketball. >> reporter: normal people can't buy tickets and olympic committee members who have them aren't using them. >> it's ridiculous. how many tickets? we see on the news that there are so many free places as well. >> we are very disappointed. >> reporter: the empty seat issue hasn't just plagued the london games, it's a factor in all the olympic games. one of the problems is the national olympic committee members from around the world and the ioc are often given the best seats in the house and those are the ones, of course, that show up empty on tv. >> so what can they do about
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that, mark? talking about drafting in students, drafting in some of the military who have been brought in to provide security when they're offd-duty. the venues do seem full so maybe that problem will go away. >> so overall london and the brits are getting good marks for these olympics? >> reporter: they are. they are. there's all that talk, of course, about transportation and the weather and the weather has turned out to be not bad although it did pour yesterday and the transportation thus far, fingers crossed, is working. >> mark, thank you so much. it is time now to show you this morning's headlines from around the globe. britain's "can guardian" reports 300 million people in northern indiana -- northern india, lost power in a giant blackout. the lights went out in delhi early this morning leaving commuters stranded in sweltering heat. officials say a major power grid crashed because it could no
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longer keep up with demand. power is slowly returning. the american red cross tells "usa today" the blood supply in this country is at its lowest level in 15 years. now summer is typically a slow time for donations but dozens of blood drives have been forced to be canceled. britain's "telegram" says the u.s. wasted $200 million in a police training program in iraq. the five-year project was designed to boost iraqi security but a specialci inspector gener found iraq never officially agreed to participate. "the kansas city star" reports walmart stores are getting bomb threats. two walmarts in kansas were evacuated yesterday no bombs were found there. similar threats were made against other walmart stores in the state. and "the new york post" reports apple just sold its 250 millionth iphone. that translates to $150 billion in sales over the last five years. that's more revenue than mcdonald's and major league
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>> it is 726, let's get you caught up with the headlines. today the first steel beams will be installed for the new stadium in santa clara. it is the latest milestone for the $1.1 billion project. if all goes well the stadium will be finished right in time for the 2014 football season. a new roller coaster in vallejo will be closed until further notice after one dozen riders were stranded at the top yesterday afternoon on the superman ultimate flight roller- coaster at six flags discovery kingdom. the passengers were stranded
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take a step forward and chase what matters. this brand new roller coaster in vallejo, california, a ride to thdo nowhere sunday. it stranded a dozen riders two hours. rescuers in buckets brought them water finally the ride was restarted backwards and brought the riders safely to the ground. welcome back to cbs "this morning" from the cbs broadcast center in los angeles. >> were you thinking, i love a roller coaster and would love to do that. >> i did. i do love a roller coaster. from anywhere -- i do love roller coaster. boeing's brand new 787 passenger jet facing new trouble
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this morning. engine parts fell off during a ground test at the charleston, south carolina airport over the weekend. >> this forced officials to close the airport more than an hour. sharyl attkisson reports, the latest in a series of setbacks for the high-profile dream liner. >> reporter: the boeing 787 is supposed to be the leading edge of commercial aviation. one of the most advanced jetliners ever built. the mishap is raising concerns. >> a brand new engine. >> reporter: not one hurt, some flights diverted after the metal debris sparked a grass fire at the airport, because the engine is used on other aircraft, the national transportation safety board what's to know what went wrong. >> they'll understand bet whir they tear the engine down piece-by-piece. >> reporter: they say the 787 is
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the future of the industry and with many still on order costing about $200 billion apiece, dream liner is enormously important boeing's bottom line. then said, while this is in early stages of investigation, we are unaware of any operation's issue that would present concerns about the continued safe operation of in-service 787s. earlier, grounded when problems found in this plane manufactured by rolls-royce. and in february boeing odor rde inspections. delaying the first dream liner by three years. still, the former chair of the ntsb says the testing process is supposed to reveal problems like th this. the flying public shouldn't be too worried. >> despite the problems reported
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over the past year. this aircraft is an extremely efficient, extremely safe aircraft. >> reporter: for cbs "this morning," sharyl attkisson, washington. cbs news travel editor peter greenberg is with us this morning. welcome. >> good morning. >> good to be no your hometown. what's going on? >> investigators are looking at, to early to speculate. what they're looking at, possible compressor failure or turbine disintegration. they're looking at that because fan blades on the engine, what you see when you look at an engine don't cause fire or get hot. turbines do. looking specifically at that. >> this was a great concept among airlines. was it not? >> it is. one of the thing about the dream line made of composite parts. weigh less. airlines love that because of fuel costs. they can basically design a plane pressurized not just at 8,000 but 5,000.
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when you get off the plane you actually feel better. weight issue and pressurization. >> they seem to be confident they have everything under kr control. boeing, i'm talking about. should the rest of us? i'm thinking, i don't know, fellas. >> the investigation will take three months to a year and make a recommendation to the faa. a problem with one engine or systemic with all engines. you heard in the earlier report earlier this month, ana grounded five of their 11 dream liners because of problems with the rolls-royce engine. engine problems on both plane, both different types of engines. >> that's my point, peter. there seems to be one problem after the other with the dream liner. >> look at the 747 when first designed the 747, it was late too. delivery late. components, this is a new aircraft, you figure it while it goes along, unfortunately you'd like it to happen before launch.
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>> and what about delivery of a bunch of these things? >> they ordered them. over 800 on order. a robust plane. >> none of dpliv delivered? >> no. only ana. the u.s. will take delivery of them later this year. >> what's it doing for airline sales and confidence in the airline industry? >> robust. of course, think about it. we don't have lockheed or mcdonnell douglas. just airbus and boeing. in a big competition who will sell the most planes? they're both doing quite well. >> we don't know who will win the battle yet? >> both. actually. because there are only two left. >> that. thanks. show you the ambitious plans for a floating city of entrepreneurs. tomorrow mitt romney looks at possible running mates. what it really takes to screen a
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the tech world is always looking for the next great idea. two entrepreneurs have come up with a unique way for foreign workers with a big dream to make it big in america. >> and as jeff glor found out, they just have to head out to sea. joining us from new york, new york. good morning. >> gayle, good morning. it's called blue seed, a floating city on the sea and investment for business talent. it might sound crazy at first, but the idea, given the condition of our economy and immigration law, it's also necessary. in the rolling waters off half moon bay, california, many people see the ideal spot for a leisurely sail. maybe a chance to see blue whales. daria sees a tidal wave of new business. >> it doesn't look like your
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typical office environment. >> definitely does not. >> reporter: once you get 12 nautical miles off the coast you are no longer in u.s. territorial waters. but you're still an easy commute from silicon valley. the tech capital of the world. which is why dario and his partner their it's the perfect place to set up an international office on the high sea. any place in the world where something like this is taking place? >> will is no other place in the world where something like this could exist, yes, and certainly no place in the world it's being tried. >> reporter: max and dario's grand plan, outfit and anchor a ship where entrepreneurs would live, and pitch ideas to people from the shore. something that is necessary because of the u.s.' eb5, employment-based visa making it almost impossibly expensive for outsiders to purchase sewer the american dream. >> the only way an immigrant
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entrepreneur can live with a green card invest at least $1 million here. there's a limit annually of 10,000 of these applications. we've never even reached half of that number. >> reporter: it is far easier for entrepreneurs to open a business almost anywhere else. britain, canada, singapore. even chile, and what restrictions overseas are being loosened, america remains locked down. for both dario, whose parents fled the war-torn yugoslavia in the mid-90s and max, his parents left cuba in the 1950s, the project is deeply personal. >> my only parents, they're entrepreneurs. run a medical business in south florida. it's a very clear example of growing up with people who came from a different country, came to the u.s., became americans and then created jobs and improved the economy, and to me i see it in a very real way and it's something i wanted. >> reporter: the charge this is a u popian fantasy, unrealistic.
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>> i think of this as a radical idea but also a practical idea. it's using existing technology, existing legal framework, trying no the to bite off more than it can chew at once. >> reporter: if the you're on to something special, why nobody thought of this before? >> the precedence exists. cruise line, the cruise ship is i would say one of the closest presidents for what we are trying to do. we are taking this concept a couple steps further. >> reporter: dario and max are currently navigating the tricky waters of local, national and international law and politics. as well as raising money. it will take $40 million to $50 million. t for yugoslavia and cuba. how do you get together for business -- >> only in america. >> only in america, i would say, yeah, that's right. >> reporter: you are might ask what's in it for the men behind
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it? a 6.5% stake for every company that comes onboard. when the business succeeds, they do, too. gayle, charlie? >> seems like a good deal for foreign investors. is it taking away from american jobs? >> reporter: i don't think so. the end goal, this is a net job positive for everyone. keep in mind the businesses wouldn't be created. if they weren't being done there. and keep in mind, they're going to employ americans after they open. so net job, positive creator in the end. >> just reminds me, jeff, the tom friedman's great line that whmp somebody comes to this country and gets a higher education, they should staple a they stay here and we get the advantages of their brain and ingenuity. >> and right now they are doing almost the exact opposite of that. and i and i think that's what these guys say needs some attention. >> thank you, jeff glor. >> sure things, guys. miss you.
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>> yeah you seem to be holding it down nicely. thank you. >> i'm trying. >> didn't look like a hard story to cove, by the way. >> no. it's lovely out there on half moon bay. maverick is out there, too, if you want to go surfing. if you want here's a question. do you feel better when you go to the beach? i'll go first. yes. doctors say there's real science behind it. we'll show you what it is, and
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i love that dog. talk about a happy welcome home. the sailor who served seven months in afghanistan got a big greeting from his dog bailey. we're just seeing this video from last month. the sailor was surprised bailey remembered him because he adopted her just three months before he shipped out. charlie, you know what it's like. a bond between a man and his dog. >> i do. i love the president's family tree and you'll hear tonal on cbs "this morning." first, though, it's time for this morning's "healthwatch" with dr. holly phillips. >> reporter: good morning. today on "healthwatch," a wellness food from the beach. after time spent bip the ocean most of us feel better.
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research suggests people who live by the coast may be healthier than those who live inland. the study involved census data from 48 million people in england and asked to rate health as good, fairly good or not good and give information about their living environment. after controlling for age, gender and a host of social economic factors, researchers concluded overall health was better closer to the beach. although the benefits appeared to be small, the effects could still be significant on a population level. the study not establish a cause for the connection. but it's been suggested that people living by the water have more active lifestyles and greater opportunity for stress reduction. the findings come on the heels of other research, which credits the negative ions found in ocean air with better respiration and deeper sleep. although further research needs to be done before you pack up the family and head to the water, if you're planning a beach vacation this summer, it may benefit both your body and your mind.
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>> but morning everyone. let's get too caught up with some of the bay area headlines. in the past 90 minutes crews began installing the first steel beams for the new 49ers stadium in santa clara. it will be working round-the- clock to create the framework of the stadium scheduled to open in time for the 2014 season. today fight between two technology giants gets underway. apple is suing samsung electronics. apple says that they're smart phones and tablets are copies of its own products but samsung
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>> and we're going out to the mobile 5 ac transit camera right now on the lower deck of the bay bridge and as you can see, no delay on the bridge. there are delays beyond a gates but all the earlier accidents had been cleared. westbound 580 is the heavy traffic spot coming out of the altamont pass. a quick look at the nimitz where it is flowing nicely so far past the coliseum in oakland. >> delays of almost one hour on arriving flights due to the fog. we will see more sunshine this afternoon but this afternoon
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♪ ♪ it is 8:00. welcome back to "cbs this morning." we are live and in color in los angeles today. i'm gayle king. >> and i'm charlie rose. >> this has been another tough year for the housing market. another survey shows more than half of the cities had more foreclosures than in the past six months. >> here in california 500 families lose their home to foreclosure. ben, good morning. >> welcome to los angeles. seven of the top ten cities worst hit by foreclosure in the entire country are right here in
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the golden state. but struggling homeowners in california have a powerful advocate in their corner, the state's attorney general. >> i think that it's a mistake that everyone who needs our help will come knocking on our door. >> reporter: ms. harris knows what it's like to be an underdog. she is the first woman and first african-american to be elected attorney general of america. >> reporter: what did it mean to you to be the first? >> i'll tell you, when i was first elected d.a. of san francisco the first woman i get that question. i don't know how to answer that question because i've always been a woman but i'm sure a man could do the job just as well. >> reporter: ending the foreclosure crisis has become harris's signature issue. she often visits hard hit neighborhoods. >> you have to see and smell and feel the circumstances of people to really understand them. >> reporter: "newsweek" calls her one of the most powerful women in america and she proved it this month when she
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successfully pushed through a first of its kind homeowners bill of rights. it provides banks to provide a single point of contact and stop the practice of dual tracking. that's when lenders move ahead with a foreclosure even while they're negotiating with the homeowner to modify a loan. jerry brown signed the bill into law this month. >> we have seen the damage that has been caused by rules that are ambiguous or rules that are in conflict so let's clean them up. now's an opportunity to do it. let's just do it. >> reporter: harris has taken on the country's biggest banks before suing them for foreclosure abuses. they offered her $4 billion in a settlement but she played hard ball. >> it did not represent at that time a fair deal for california so we walked away. >> reporter: harris held out and got $18 billion. $12 billion will be used to help underwater homeowners. it's controversial but harris wants to reduce the principal on
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their loan wiping out some of their debt. >> so they can be in a situation where they can afford to pay and they have an incentive to pay. >> reporter: why do we cover some bad investments people have made? >> i think of it as people's homes. buying a home is not about making money. >> reporter: but would you agree that during the bubble many people did view it as a way to make money and to make money quickly? >> there's no question that there were people who during the bubble approached the system with the intention of purely making money. the vast majority of the people we're talking about are people who wanted a home. >> reporter: now the banking industry is not thrilled with california's new homeowner protections. they worry it will needlessly slow down the foreclosure process and create a bunch of frivolous lawsuits. >> what about people who have been paying their mortgages and doing the right thing paying on time? do you think there's resentment for people who are going to get a break? >> that's the criticism. you could have one block who has a homeowner who's done
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everything they could to stay current after losing a job or other financial hardship. the neighbor next door might get 100 grand taken off the mortgage. that is a moral hazard and she's aware of it. she says if we can stabilize the housing market and some of these foreclosures, that helps everyone's property value. >> she's a very interesting woman. >> she sure has found a very surprising ancestor for
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the indians are looking for some left-handed relief help. they might want to look at this guy. >> he doesn't want him to throw the ball here. so here's a young fan at saturday's indian's twins game. he got a souvenir ball. he wanted to throw it back. his dad stopped him. he picked it up and threw it & anyway. he hit a woman on the head but we're glad to say everybody's okay. dad's going, son, no. no, no. >> they apologized to that woman. >> yes. everything's all right. it is no secret that president obama comes from a diverse background. this morning we have new information about his ancestors that you have not heard anywhere else. >> this surprising connection goes all the way back to the earliest days of colonial america. bill plant is at the white house with that story. bill, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, gayle. we' already learned that barack obama is related however distantly to people as diverse as warren buffet, sarah palin, rush limbaugh and george w.
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bush, but now the researchers at have discovered startling new evidence, a connection in his mother's family tree. president obama's diverse roots from kenya to kansas are widely known, but now researchers have found a new link. >> president obama is the 11th great grandson of john punch who was the first documented african to be enslaved for life in the american colonies. >> joseph shumway from ancest says his mother is the first descendent of the american slaves through a family called bunch. >> we found that through dna testing by members of the bunch family that their direct ancestors are are subsaharan african origin. we made the connection with the earliest bunch family members and a gentleman by the name of john punch. >> reporter: in 1640, john punch, an african was a servant
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in virginia who escaped, was caught, and sentenced to remain in bondage to his master for life. as for the difference in the names, punch with a p versus bunch with a b, researchers say that's not unusual, that early record keepers wrote names as they sounded. though records are incomplete, the genealogists say the slave is the only likely person to be the father of john bunch sometime before 1637. john bunch's mother was white and so was his wife. president obama deskends from the first known black and white couple who left traceable descendants. >> reporter: how certain are you of this? >> we're extremely confident in the conclusion that we've reached. >> reporter: what were racial attitudes like in colonial virginia? >> in the early 1600s the the racial attitudes were quite a bit different than they later came to be. racial marriage wasn't as looked
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down upon until about the 1660s and on upwards into the early 1700s. the laws become in place to prevent that from happening. the bunch family over generations continued to inner marry with white people and just became white for all intents and purposes. >> reporter: john bunch won in's family tree is the first in line of seven bunches they went from virginia, tennessee, arkansas, kansas where president obama's great grandmother, leone a mccurry, grandmother madelyn payne and stanley ann dunham were born. >> i'm the son of a black man from kenya and a white woman from kansas. >> reporter: race is the subject the president has dealt with all his life and never more urgently than when he broke with his former pastor, reverend jeremiah wright in 2008 over wright's divisive racial views. >> the issues that have surfaced over the last few weeks reflect
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the complexities of race in this country that we've never really worked through. >> reporter: david maraniss did extensive research into the obama family for his book. >> it included the tribal clan of the obamas and english and welsh and irish and scottish and german from the white side of his family. and now we're discovering something more. >> reporter: mayor a nranis who traveled to kenya said the president's diverse roots make him hard to categorize. >> because of the color of his skin and his father's background he was african-american, but culturally he was -- he was not. he had to learn it. he has never been easy to pigeonhole. that's part of the attraction and mystery of barack obama. >> reporter: the team did two years of research
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to puzzle this out. they looked through thousands of pages of colonial records. they got the dna from the bunch family. without the documented connection to john punch they're certain about their finding about the president's slave ancestor on his mother's side. gayle, charlie. >> amazing what you can find. thank you, bill. >> you know what interests me most about all of this is whatever the life that this president had or any other president, how did it influence who he or she is in terms of how they see the world. >> somebody did one on me recently and said that i was distantly related to martha stewart. >> i didn't know that. >> me neither and neither did she. still trying to figure that one out. no goals so far in lop done for olympic great michael phelps, but he warned us that it would not be as easy this time. we'll see what he told "60 minutes "about getting ready for 2012 on "cbs this morning."
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so far this has not been about golden so far there has not been a gold. he finished out of the medals in the individual medley. phelps lost his focus and should have retired after winning eight golds. anderson cooper spoke with michael phelps about the decision to come back for one final olympics. ack for one final olympics. >> it was hard because i didn't know if the passion or the fire was still inside of me, and it
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took a while for me to actually realize it myself. bob couldn't tell me. my mom couldn't tell me or help me find it. >> reporter: it didn't help when in 2009 newspapers published a photo with phelps with a marijuana pipe. it tarnished his imof a. >> the lowest point of my career. i think being able to see how it affected the close people around me, i think that was the thing that hurt the most. >> reporter: how do you mean? >> telling my mom that. i kind of didn't want to tell her something like that. >> i asked my three-letter word, why, or what were you thinking? who were you with? like, come on, michael. get with the program here. >> it was just stupid. you know? i put myself in a bass positiod.
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's in a depression phase. what am i doing? >> reporter: paparazzi staked him out, suspended by usa swimming. >> i would do nothing. wake up. at 11:00 in the afternoon. just -- wouldn't leave the house. sit around. play video games. i was so lazy. >> reporter: it wasn't until march of 2009 that phelps came to a decision about the london olympics. >> i don't know what it was. i don't know what struck it, but i just woke up one morning, and i was like, let's do it. >> one man on the top. let's go. >> reporter: even after announcing he was a go for london -- >> just get in. just get in. >> phelps seemed to stick only a few toes in the water. >> get in. >> he regularly skipped practices. unheard of for fell pts who was a teenager went six straight years without missing a single day of training. apathy infuriated his coach bob
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bowman. >> missing practices. one or two. >> oh, no. the fall of 2009, he missed months. >> months? >> maybe six weeks. >> reporter: for bowman the bottom came one saturday in the summer of 2010. >> this was about a week before the nationals, and i normally have a major practice. something that's going to be really important, show up saturday morning and he's not there. that did not make me happy. then later i found out that he was in las vegas for the weekend. >> reporter: i assume went to vague toys do dry land training? >> no. wasn't doing special training also i think he was at a pool. >> interesting, watched "the hangover". watched of the movie, man, i just want to go to vegas. >> road trip! >> a couple of us got up and left for vegas. >> reporter: your motivation was "the hangover" to go to vegas?
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>> but that's kind of like what i would do. i wasn't in tune to everything going on in the pool. so if i wanted to get up and play golf one day i would just get up and play golf. if i wanted to go to vegas, i would just get up and go to vegas. >> reporter: did you feel guilty or -- >> no. not at all. i was having fun. you know? i was pretty much just escaping the pool. >> here's the thing about that. all his life has been devoted to swimming. a spectacular olympics. irresistible not to want to go back, if, in fact, you have the possibility of winning more gold than anybody in the history of the beginning. >> and you're 20-something, too. you're young. i'm not writing him off yet. i think he'll do okay, but it's got to throw you off a little bit when it doesn't starpt the way you hoped. do you think? >> yes. >> got to tloep you a little but he's going to be all master
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the man accused of fatally shooting 12 people inside a colorado movie theater is set to be reined in 12 minutes. it is suspected that attorneys will argue over evidence allegedly leaked to the media. a major milestone this morning in the construction of the san francisco 49ers new stadium. crews have begun erecting steel beams that will become the framework of the project. the stadium is set to open for the 2014 football season. a warning for drivers headed
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near union square. tunneling work for the subway project will close stockton street between ellis and kiri street. stay with us for the traffic and weather.
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>> we had a new accident around the dublin interchange east
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bound 580 before you get to 680 so an accident is blocking one lane of traffic. in the meantime, pretty heavy traffic coming out of the altamont pass. a long line of sensors showing speeds below 25 m.p.h., especially through livermore. it is a nice easy commute beyond 880 as you pass the coliseum. that is traffic, for the forecast, here is lawrence. >> it will be very hot outside around parts of the bay area by the afternoon. starting off with low clouds and fog. clear sky and little bit of a grizzled towards the coast line to the clouds are already beginning to break up a little bit. by the afternoon, mid-90s showing up by livermore. 87 in napa valley, 88 in santa rosa. very nice in san jose and 69 in san francisco. cooling down slightly tomorrow
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a couple in crystal springs, mississippi, set to get married in their local church overered weekend and say the minister called two days before to tell them he was calling up a the ceremony because they're black. the minister told them some church members were upset. the decision brought other church members to tear, but happily the minister did marry the couple on their scheduled wedding day but at another church. welcome back to cbs "this morning." we are live in los angeles. de dean koontz, many on the best-seller books. >> popular series coming out
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tomorrow called "odd apocalypse." good morning. >> good morning. >> what's the reason for the success, extraordinary success, of the "ed odd thomas" series? >> not like the usual action hero. he's humble. doesn't bed every woman he runs into. he is living his life hoping to be reconciled with the woman he loved and lost and he doesn't know guns very well. he'll use any weapon at hand. it might be a broom, or a cat, if he can get his hands on. so normal. ordinary human being. >> if somebody came into the bookstore and said they want add dean koontz novel what are they asking for? >> for suspense with often a little comedy and a love story, bought i mix genres. maybe a little science fiction, horror. each is different. >> you're having a great time, dean. a good time to be you.
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publisher's weekly says it's about you. kuntz working at his pinnacle, some of the deepest themes of human existence, nature of evil, grip of faith and power of love. where does your interest in the supernatural come from? >> i was interested in it even as a kid, i think, because i was reading ray bradbury and people like that, as soon as i was old enough to read, and i was drawn to it. i don't know why. i think we follow what our own freewill tells us to do and that's where i've been drawn, into fiction like that. >> your writing process i think is very interesting. i heard you sometimes just do a page a day and then rewrite that page over and over and over? >> i -- always think -- always sure the career's going down the drain any minute, and so when i write each page, i never think it's good. so i rhee rewrite it 20, 30 times. then get over it, feel all right. that's fine. move on to the next page and
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start the battle all over again. >> you told me before we began this interview that even if you couldn't sell the books, you would continue to write them. >> well, i began writing and not selling, and i'm used to that. after the success, it's great to have the success, but you do this, when you're writing, it's so difficult, that you either have to love it and you do it for the love of it, or you shouldn't be doing it at all i. think kudos to your wife. known each other forever, since high school. i'll support you. five years to make this work. how long in the five-year period did you finally have a success? you said in the beginning many did not work? >> i have been selling short stories and a few paperback novels. she knew there was a possibility it would work, and i tried to negotiate her up to seven, but she wins every negotiation. and it took four, four and a half years then she was able to quilt her job and go work handling things for me.
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>> the books in the "odd thomas" serious. forever odd, brother odd, odd hour, odd apocalypse. >> being the new one, "odd apocalypse." the word "odd," where does that come from? >> writing yore novel and into my line tame the line, my name is odd thomas, i lead an unusual life. i knew it was an opening to a book. wrote it down and next thing, never write by hand. written the first chapter and it didn't need much rewriting. only time that happened. so i had to make up why. a mistake on the birth certifica certificate. his name was supposed to be todd. >> do you ever want to break out of the formula? >> always been accused of not writing to a formula, driving publishers a little crazy because they want you to. it ham to entertain me or i'm not going to sit there all day. >> a movie?
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will we see "odd" on the big screen? >> directed a wonderful movie on the first book of "odd thomas." the first time i've been able to not weep because it's so like the book. it's actually quite wonderful. >> it met your approval. congratulations. continued success. >> thank you very much. >> continued success. thank you, dean koontz for come by so early "odd apocalypse" goes on sale form wherever you like to buy your book. and colorado needs a good soaking about now. showing us how a top tourist attraction is dealing with a lack of tourists. ,,
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because we're in los angeles this morning. we've been reporting all summer about colorado's trouble with the wildfires. few weeks ago, the most devastating fire yet killed two people. and burned more than 29 square miles around colorado springs. >> tourists are staying away and that is hurting one of the most popular white water rafting sites in america. bill whitaker's here to show us how they're responding to that. good morning. >> good morning, guys, good to have you in los angeles. >> good to be here. >> all summer long, we've heard about the raging wildfires destroying colorado's wilderness and hundreds of homes. but i went to the arkansas head waters recreation area and met coloradans hoping a wild ride could help restore the state's image and economy. >> reporter: take a look at colorado's spectacular royal gorge, 1,200-foot granite walls carved by the arkansas river. it's thrilling to behold, its 10 miles of rapids are thrilling to ride. but this isn't just the story about a river with beauty and
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drama to take your breath away. literally, it's about fire, water, and redemption. and rafting. but i figure i should get this out of the way first. i was shooting the story about shooting the rapids with travis as my river guide. we've shared what they call on the river a swim. travis and i call it one of our most embarrassing moments caught on four, count them, one, two, three, four cameras. but this is really the middle of the story. >> swim! >> reporter: let's back up to the beginning. we went to colorado to show an unexpected consequence of the recent, devastating wildfires. since the start of may, 13 major fires, one the worst in colorado history, have roared through tinder dry terrain destroying forests, property, and
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colorado's summer tourist business. >> we've had a lot of cancellations due to the forest fires. >> reporter: scott peterson is in canyon city, colorado. >> our company's down about 25%, and i think all the companies are suffering. this river and white water rafting is a lifeline to these river communities. just like the ski areas are to the mountain town. >> reporter: white water rafting is big business in colorado. nearly 250,000 people rode the arkansas river last year. royal gorge park ranger rob white. >> we're the most commercially boated river in the united states, if not the world. and so commercial boating and the revenue that those companies bring in to the state of colorado and colorado parks and wildlife is incredible. >> water fueled adventure added $150 million to the economy. but now businesses are struggling to overcome mother nature's one-two punch. first, the perception that colorado's beauty went up in smoke, second that this winter's record low snow pack means low
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river levels this summer and fewer thrills. but companies like river runners have the answer. mini rafts. compared to the lumbering larger raft, they're 36% smaller, 64% lighter, and 100% scarier. >> more splashes, quicker, more faster, like a ferrari. it's a lot more fun. you're going to see. >> it is a little bit murky. you might not see the rocks under there. >> reporter: after a safety class, we set off seeking thrills. i hopped in the mini raft. in another, a couple from texas. elise and cole. >> i'm guessing it's going to be very wet and we might fall. so i'm kind of nervous. >> reporter: our adventure begins placidly enough through dramatic red rocks and ever changing current. you might spot a mountain goat grazing onshore. with travis as my guide, we conquer ledges.
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it was one called sunshine that got us. the raft flipped, i went under, time slowed, then the safety instructions kicked in. hold your breath, put your feet out in front, let the river flush you out. it wasn't graceful, but it worked. travis was apologetic. >> we just have a really light, small boat, so kind of had its way with you. not looking for this ride, we have bigger boats to get into. >> oh, don't worry. this is fun. seriously. this is fun. >> how bad does it look? >> it didn't look bad at all. >> she might be being a little generous. it was hilarious. >> it was funny. i know. >> i was on the verge of tears on the boat. >> i really enjoy showing people the river, getting them wet. as long as they're having a good time, i'm having a good time. that's what it's all about. >> reporter: but really on this day for travis and me, it was all about redemption. with wet bodies and bruised egos, we decided to take one
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more shot at that devilish sunshine. >> break out the champagne! >> nice. >> whoo! redemption. >> oh, gosh. >> now, you can enjoy white water rafting on the arkansas river through labor day. and this past weekend, all the remaining wildfires are 100% contained. >> but you went on an arc that went from embarrassment to redempti redemption. >> exactly, exactly. and travis is an excellent guide. i, on the other hand, was sort of going along for the ride in the beginning, but in a mini raft, no slackers allowed. >> would you like to do this again? >> i would. >> would you go? >> it was a thrill. >> i'm thinking it's such a guy thing because after that little thing, i would have said see ya later, travis. was it as scary as it looked, or not really? >> not really. >> your face looked a little
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like help me. >> looked like, i'm on camera with everybody else in the world watching as i go under. >> you said you did it again and you would do it again. >> i would do it again. >> nice to see you. >> same to you guys. when we come back, we love kevin neelan too, we'll talk about the final season of "weeds." you're watching cbs this morning. [ male announcer ] if you think any battery will do,
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the final season. >> up to no good is right. getting ready for a second big comedy schedule and joins us live in los angeles. kevin. >> thanks so much for getting up. >> yeah. i like being up. >> good to see you. >> good sign when you get up. >> means you're alive. so interesting, kevin, because i was watching your special with a bunch of people. wasn't he on "saturday night live"? ip thought i was the only one that thought that. so long ago. how you've evolve and done other things. good for you. >> i left the show in '95 and was on the show nine seasons. a big part of my life. time has gone by and i've done other things since then. a lot of people don't know i was on "saturday night live" just know me from "weeds" and not l "saturday night live." >> good thing, because your character is always up to no good. >> he smokes a lot of dope.
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>> a lot of pot. >> not really pot. we get it from colombia. >> the country. >> that's right. so, people think i am that character. >> right? >> they'll come to see my stand-up. we're confused. you weren't like that guy -- >> thinking, do you want some? >> oh, i've been offered a lot of pot. over the years. yes. i do. >> i'll bet. >> it's a fun show to be on. a nice run. on a great season. i work with great people, great writers and it's time to end it. >> run out of pot. how do you balance it with stand-up, where you do stand-up and the shooting schedule of "weeds"? >> it's great. only work 3 1/2 months. 13 shows a year. i've been fortunate. i'm not just an actor. i get to write. >> yes. >> and i understand comedy and act in film. so i do it all. i don't get bored from doing one thing. >> does stand-up define you because that's where you came from?
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>> my forte and passion. all i wanted to do, stand-up comedy. i came to los angeles to do stand-up and the acting came secondary. somebody said, take acting classes. somebody wants to see you for arn audition. makes sense. the rest came from there. >> i think it's so hard to make people laugh. i was watching your stand-up. your special coming up with a bunch of people and we were cracking up. don't you think it's hard, though, to make people laugh? >> for some people it is hard. for me, it wasn't that hard, because i always did. even as a kid. liked to make people laugh. i think it's hard to sing. >> your humor comes from where? >> mostly up here. >> does it come from your parenting experiences? >> i think it comes from a lot of different areas. you know, people say how do you write your material? >> you being a parent? not your parents? >> it does come from them too, but being a parent. yeah. you start thinking about, i wrote a book called "yes, you're pregnant, but what about me?" a lot of the comedy started
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coming. about to have a child. after you have a child you think more about -- we just had a birthday party for my 5-year-old. it's hard to plan a party for a 5-year-old because you have to do it around their nap time. and my parents are out visiting. they're in their 80s and wanted to be here for the party. so i had to -- he napped at 2:00 every day. had to find out when friends at school took their naps and then when the parents napped, which is most of the day. and my power nap at 3:00 every day. >> the party's when? >> when was this party going to be? >> 7:30 in the morning. >> did everybody show up? >> they did show up. wide awake and then all left to take a nap. >> so great, too, about the tape. you draw from relatable things. like target. when you go target, charlie, next time you go, do not wear, what color shirt. >> never wear a red shirt. that's their color. i don't mind helping people, but the word -- where's the broom? sorry. don't work here. >> how's your golf?
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>> my golf? >> yes, your golf. >> not that good. >> but you love the game? >> i love the golf. the only fun sport, as you get older, you think, i could get better at this. >> exactly. >> yeah. but i do like to play golf, and i think i can get better. i could be a really good golfer, i think, if i was really talented. if ip had the skills. i could be very, very good. >> if you had the time to develop the skills. >> it takes five hours. to do a round of golf usually. ike my 5-year-old, i can't be gone. >> you have a 5-year-old. had you a 5-year-old later in life. >> yeah. >> you were 53? >> 52 or 53. here i was having a child at my age when all my friends were already sending their kids off to -- >> college. >> yeah. mostly college, some -- my kid drinking, dizzy, that's about it. >> how do you -- introduce to sports? >> interesting question. i would like my child to be good at golf and soccer. you don't want to force them.
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>> exactly. >> balance. >> they find it. >> figure out a way for them to like it. >> exactly. >> he is a good golfer. likes hitting the ball, and -- he's good. >> i'm thinking your wife, too, deserves a trophy. >> yes. >> i'm thinking after the way you included her in the comedy routine, she deserves a trophy. >> a great mother and great wife. >> great for you to be here this early in are the morning. so thank you. >> my pleasure. i'm up for the day now. >> you're welcome. >> can you see "weeds" saturday night on showtime. that does it from us in l.a. up next, your local news and we'll see you tomorrow back in new york, studio 57, cbs "this morning." >> take is easy. ♪
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>> good morning everyone. six flags and new superman roller-coaster in vallejo is close this morning after passengers were stranded 150 ft. in the air yesterday. . today, a patent fight between two technology giants gets under way in a san jose courtroom. cupertino based apple is suing samsung because they say their copies are copies of their own products but samsung claims that apple is the one who stole their designs. yesterday's gain of homer won
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the women's 100 m butterfly finals setting a new record in the process. she touched the wall in just under 56 seconds. >> patchy fog around the bay area to start the day. more sunshine by the afternoon. a couple of clouds in the distance, otherwise lots of sunshine. high pressure moving in over the desert southwest will crank and the temperatures and some of the numbers will be headed into the mid-90s in places like livermore. 84 degrees and sunny in san jose and upper 60s in san francisco. high pressure might weaken just slightly tomorrow but warming back up on wednesday and thursday.
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>> we're following a couple of incidents including one heading out of vallejo. an accident blocking at least one lane and we see slowing on the sensors. out of the altamont pass, 22 minutes as you head towards 680. a quick look outside, it live look through silicon valley, stop and go from milpitas towards san jose.
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towards the bay bridge toll plaza your back of beyond the overpassing.
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>> rachael: today...if you were going to have a movie made of your life, who would play you? >> she'd have to be funny and i guess she'd have to be black, too. >> rachael: newly married sherri shepherd is kicking off our newlywed show with an indeesent proposal. >> if you have one available, i'm looking for one. >> rachael: who better than sherri to host our "not-so-newlywed game." >> who did john say was his teenage celebrity crush? >> rachael: oh, wow! they just got married and they're all over each other. >> we're living in a new york city apartment that is 400 square feet. >> rachael: carter oosterhouse is helping this couple find the space they need to live happily ever after.


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